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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Women Are Better Coders Than Men, Study Suggests

Women Code Better Than Men But Only If They Hide Their Gender, Study Suggests

Christian de Looper | February 12, 2016

[Blogger's note: See the last post in this group for a different interpretation.] 
According to a new study, computer code being written by women has higher approval ratings than the code written by men - but only if the gender of the coder is being hidden.
A number of factors were considered in the study, including things like whether or not contributions were shorter and thus easier to be appraised, which programming languages were being used and so on. After looking into these factors, however, researchers could not find any correlations.

Women Who Code VC Panel. Source:

<more at; related links: (Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender. Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed. February 12, 2016) and (Media goes gaga over study showing women code better than men. The truth’s more nuanced. Feburary 15, 2016)>

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